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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 2GCEK19TX4
I have an issue with the 4wd and heater fan , I have no power at either fuse , my transfer case is working but the axle wont lock and no heater fan operation . has anyone had similar issues ? where does the power come from to the underdash (Lh) fuse centre? do...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Drive VIN: 3A4FY48B86
Need some help on this one. PT Cruiser came in with dying when put into drive. Dealer wanted to sell O/haul or new transmission. Came in with cam sensor code, crank sensor code, and low low pressure code. Before pulling trans. I replaced cam sensor and oil sen...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K54
The vehicle is cutting off while driving but starts back up and runs good for several weeks with no problem. Did not have any codes in any modules and did not find any obvious problems and would a MAF sensor cause this kind of problem. Has any one else had thi...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L Front Ujoint and flange VIN: WDDGF81X08
Hello, Thanks for your help - Hopefully I am speaking to men who have already performed this task - ? Obviously - the front propellor shaft needs to be replaced here. The son ignored the beating kinds of sounds that the front joint was making - until it brok...
2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52J33
I am trying to install a salvage PCM in this car. I have a PCM out of a 2004 Impala it will not start car and only a P0520 code and scanner shows no injector pulse. Security is ok its in BCM. I don't have a dealer in my town to tow car to and have PCM flashed....
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L coolant system
Customer brought this car to me and ask me to replace the head gasket. The car pushes coolant into the reservoir. He replaced the thermostat trying to fix the problem. I removed the timing belt to close the valves and applied 125 psi to the cylinders and there...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L starter, door locks VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Hi guys, Toyota gurus need your help with alarm system. Car was in an accident and it was towed to the shop after completion of body repair. The car was hit on the right front fender and roof. Initially battery was dead so it was replaced with a new one and we...

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2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA13D67
Have not had vehicle return since. Will remove timing cover to visually verify chain timing, and check cam reluctor wheel, as suggested, when it returns. Thanks for the tips. Will post what I find at that time. Thanks again for the info. Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam crank correlation problem).
2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L check engine VIN: 1GKEC36019
Thanks for your help. I was not able to find the problem with this one. The code returned after a week when the weather got cold again. I lowered the fuel tank to check for any wiring problems on top of the fuel tank & none were found. I figured it must be in...
2006 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S3BL67646
I did a compression check on cylinder #2 and it was 130psi. Checked cylinder with a boroscope and found one of the intake valves thinner than the other and the intake valve appeared to be opening sooner because the face looked thinner which allowed the valve t... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L engine VIN: 5TDZA22C04
Well everyone was on track on this one. Extreme oil sludge in the engine. No way was this engine going to be saved. The owner went with a low mileage used one & it looked pretty good when opened up. I had to put a bank 2 converter on as well. Got it running &...
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